One of the benefits of the internet is that you get rapid feedback, whether positive or negative.

After I launched my course Reframe Your Story I’ve heard from many of you with concerns about charging for the course and whether I should be teaching it at all. Thank you for taking the time to give your input to me. I’ve tried to listen and learn.

As a result of hearing your perspective and valid criticism, I’ve decided to pull the course.

I agree that I’m not an expert or a deconstruction guru. I hoped I could use my platform to spotlight other people with more experience and expertise, point people to good resources, and offer questions to help people unpack and make sense of their own journey. But I recognize this approach is flawed. I want to explore different ways to lift up other voices.

Second, we’re going to shelve the resource list on deconstruction. I didn’t get permission from the creators to promote their work alongside my course, and I apologize for not getting consent first. I’m removing the emails of folks who downloaded the resource so no one will get follow-up messages.

For the people who signed up for the course, I’m so glad the vast majority used the free option. This made me really happy. Only four people paid. We’ll refund the registration of those four individuals.

While my course was offered with a free option, I encourage everyone to access and financially support the content and courses being offered by others in the deconstruction community. They’re passing on incredible value and expertise, and pouring so much themselves into their work.

Thanks again for speaking up and seeking to help me do better. I’m going to continue listening, learning, and growing.

-Josh Harris